Surveillance and Alert: National Legislation Implementing the IHR(2005)

The IHR(2005) is a binding instrument of international law aimed at preventing, protecting, controlling, and responding to the international spread of disease. To control the international spread of communicable disease, the IHR(2005) emphasizes the need for states to build surveillance and alert capacities. 

This dataset presents national laws organizing surveillance of communicable diseases in humans, as well as the mechanisms that support a communication system used to alert WHO and other countries in the event of an outbreak. This dataset also covers the legal requirements for epidemiological surveillance and vector controls at airports and other ports of entry (PoE).

This is a cross-sectional dataset displaying laws in effect across four countries (Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, and Switzerland) as of February 1, 2019.

Country Reports

  • English: For the country reports and the translated questions in Georgian, Russian and Serbian, please click the “Summary Report” button.
  • Russian: Для просмотра отчетов по странам и плана исследования с вопросами на грузинском, русском и сербском, нажмите кнопку "Summary Report."
  • French: Pour accéder aux rapports des pays et à la traduction des questions en Géorgien, Russe et en Serbe, veuillez s'il vous plait, cliquer sur le bouton "Summary Report."
  • Serbian: Za izveštaje zemalja i prevedena pitanja na gruzijskom, ruskom i srpskom jeziku, kliknite na dugme "Summary Report.“
  • Georgian: ცალკეული ქვეყნების შესახებ ანგარიშების, ასევე ქართულ, რუსულ და სერბულ ენებზე კითხვარის სანახავად გადადით ღილაკზე "Summary Report.''

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